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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your most over-rated version of anything GD...

I'm gonna get slammed for this, I know it. But to me, one of the most overrated GD shows--recommended by scores of LMA forum members, and please! I love and respect you all!!!! ;-) so be kind .....

....is MSG 3-9-81

I keep trying to hear what's so great about this oft recommended show, and maybe it's just the fact that it's an AUD and i'm having trouble hearing the great sound, but....well, it's not that it's a BAD show--but the hype surrounding it just doesn't get to me the same as others. Everyone says the ChinaRider is like the best ever and I can point to many many others I like better, esp. from '74 (2/24/74 my fave) and even some others from similar years to '81, like the 11/24/79...dunno, it's in the ear of the beholder, I guess.

Also, that Deer Creek show from '85 w/a Row Jimmy that blows which many people have said is their favorite. Don't get that at all. If it was any more botched lyrically or slowly played it would die in my CD player.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your most over-rated version of anything GD...

Hi Grendel - it does feel a bit odd when you find yourself completely out of step with everyone else. Same thing happened to me with 10/27/79 - no matter how hard I tried I just could not get that show, and yet Dr Flashback rated it one of the top five of the year.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your most over-rated version of anything GD...

Rob, I am just about....................

Oh, shit, I'm too tired for this. Too bad we disagree, but i'm sure there are shows you are particular to that i would not get. Same with everyone here. I get rather upset when people start jumping on folks for liking or not liking certain shows or versions of songs, or how they write a review, or whatever. If you are doing it in jest, that's one thing, but I have read many things here that are most definitely more "agressive" than need be. Rob, I have nothing but the highest respect for you and your input, so we disagree on a show? Big friggin' deal. And do I hold the fact that you are a Scot against you, even though I probably should? Nope. Not yet anyway, the day is young.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your most over-rated version of anything GD...

SDH - I am just about ... too.

If I had addressed the post to you I could (maybe) see your point in getting uppity. However, I was responding to Grendel's post and saying no more than that I had shared his experience of being out of step with everyone else. No more than that. I made no further comment about the Cape Cod show beyond saying 'everyone likes it - I don't'. So, back off, brother.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your most over-rated version of anything GD...

Shit, this wasn't a result of anything you wrote, sorry if it came across that way. I was reading some posts on the "Virgin Head" thread that were less than positive regarding a young dudes reviews and it got my blood up. I have never thought that anything you wrote was unduly aggressive.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your most over-rated version of anything GD...

SDH - a friend is someone you know you can bark at now and then without too much of a risk of getting your face rearranged. I consider you a forum friend for sure.

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